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area code Syllabification: ar·e·a code
Pronunciation: /ˈerēə ˌkōd/

Definition of area code in English:


A three-digit number that identifies one of the telephone service regions into which the US, Canada, and certain other countries are divided and that is dialed when calling from one area to another.
Example sentences
  • Some exchanges within the 062 area code will require that customers first dial the area code followed by the telephone number, according to Telecom.
  • With no additional equipment, users just dial 13636 followed by the area code and the telephone number they want.
  • Dell uses your area code and zip code to locate the nearest service provider to perform onsite service.
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